Parking Infrastructure Improvement Project

Parking with HotSpot is easy!
HotSpot is Red Deer's new parking system. If you’re visiting our downtown for work, attending an event, or supporting a downtown business, you’ll use HotSpot to pay for your parking.

There are three ways to pay for parking with HotSpot:

For more information and step-by-step instructions on how to pay for parking with HotSpot, visit the Short Term Parking page.

1. HotSpot mobile app

A free download for iPhone and Android users, the HotSpot app is the easiest way to manage daily parking sessions and monthly permits.

2. Fast tap signs

Located throughout the downtown parking areas, fast tap signs allow payment through the HotSpot website with a quick scan code. You don’t need a HotSpot account to use the fast tap signs. 

If using a fast tap sign to initiate a parking session: It is recommended to use the camera on your mobile device to scan the QR code instead of a third-party app. After scanning the code, ensure that the website you see is the official HotSpot site ( before interacting or providing payment information.

3. Pay stations

If you prefer not to use an app or website, 21 new pay stations are available throughout downtown and in the hospital zone. 

Pay Station and Parking Zone Map (pdf)

More information

Review The City of Red Deer Parking Management Strategy (pdf).

Questions about downtown parking may be directed to The City’s Inspections & Licensing department at 403-342-8185 or

The City of Red Deer thanks the Government of Alberta for supporting the Parking Infrastructure Improvement Project through Local Government Fiscal Framework (LGFF), formerly Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI), funding.